The father of the main character was voiced by an actor from the original cartoon.
On February 18, John Favreau, the director of the coming adaptation of The Lion King, announced actors on his Twitter page who will voice the roles of the lion Simba, the main character of the film, and his father Mufas
The role of Simba will be performed by the famous actor and singer Donald Glover, who won the Golden Globe award for the Atlanta series in January 2017 . This is the second project of Glover, associated with the company Disney – previously the actor got the role of smuggler Lando Calrissian in a film about young Han Solo.
Mufasu will be voiced by an Oscar winner for a contribution to cinema actor Dames Earl Jones. It was Jones who played the role of Simba’s father in the original cartoon. In addition to this, the actor is known for having voiced Darth Vader in the Star Wars series.
The film version of “The Lion King” was announced in September 2016. The picture will be made in the style of the adaptation of the “Book of the Jungle”, which was also produced by John Favreau. The screen version of Rudyard Kipling’s work was warmly received by critics and became a great commercial success .